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We deserved all three points

18 March 2018

Tendayi Darikwa felt Nottingham Forest deserved the three points against Sheffield United yesterday but was happy to come away with another game unbeaten.

The Reds played out a goalless draw in testing conditions at Bramall Lane and could have come away with a victory had they converted some late chances.

Speaking after the game, he said: "I thought we were the better team. We had some good chances so it is frustrating to only come away with a point which probably seven or eight weeks ago would have sounded a bit strange.

"We have built a good block now of games unbeaten and we have the international break now, we'll come back refreshed and hopefully we can start getting the three points.

"We deserved the win, their keeper made some good saves and in the second half they didn't have too many chances. They may have had one or two shots at goal but a point is a point on the road and we go again."

It is now seven games unbeaten for Aitor Karanka's side and a third clean sheet in a row and Darikwa said it has been a whole team effort to improve and make the team hard to break down.

He said: "It is important to keep clean sheets as it always gives you the chance to win the game. When you are conceding two or three every game it makes it a lot more difficult.

"Our job as defenders is to keep the ball out of the net and on another day the attackers will take their chances.

"It shows there is a bit more consistency in the team. It is a good block that we are building so it is about keeping the clean sheets and we need to take our chances.

"Every day on the training pitch we do a lot of work on defensive shape as a team, not just the defence. It starts from the front, with the strikers, and it is showing that we are a lot more solid now."

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